The Giant Chinchilla was developed in the US in 1921 by Edward H. Stahl. His purpose was to create a breed that produced the prized Chinchilla fur on as large as pelt as possible. In 1928 he achieved his goal and the Giant Chinchilla was officially recognized by the ARBA. The nickname given to the Giant Chinchillas is “The Million Dollar Rabbit” as Edward H. Stahl was the first (and perhaps the only individual) to ever make a million dollars from the sale of rabbit breeding stock. – Maximum weight 16 lbs.